• Shamya Dasgupta
  • JIMINY CRICKET

    by Shamya Dasgupta
A Murali doosra like no other

A Murali doosra like no other

The offspinner’s presence in the Australian camp is evidence that he has moved on from an unsavoury past read more

A melodious main track, and jarring accoutrements

As the IPL has exemplified, sport in India has moved beyond the frills; organisers of the Vijender- read more

Sort out the pitches and grounds, let the bats be

The debate on bat sizes has amped up in the last few days; for bowlers to remain read more

Tiered Test cricket the way forward

Context can only be a good thing, while the meeting of Indian cricket's best minds augurs read more

The Tendulkar goal that Messi failed to score

Argentina’s talisman didn’t lose because he missed a spot kick, he lost because he quit – something the cricketing legend never did

Pink-ball cricket – a step in the right direction, but no more

While every measure possible to draw crowds to the five-day game must be employed, overreach isn’t quite the solution

The Ganguly hand in Bengal’s vision for 2020

They have the right preparation, a first-class support staff and a nucleus of talented players – can the side take the leap forward this season?

An immortal among us mice – Muhammad Ali, forever The Greatest

His impact was not just on boxing, but on sport, on the world at large, on generations – and his loss is personal

New-age fielding: Pushing the boundary or crossing it?

The laws of cricket allow for certain kinds of spectacular catches and not some others – perhaps it’s time to embrace change fully

Gayle will believe it when he sees it hurt

The big-hitting West Indian's behaviour is unacceptable, but our hypocrisy allows him to be a repeat offender

Best keep old Azharuddin in the memory banks

The attempt on celluloid to resurrect a fallen hero, however special he might have been, seems short on fact and conviction

Boom Boom Afridi, the unmatched destroyer of boredom

For all his tempestuousness and propensity to under-achieve, the thrill-a-minute former Pakistan captain is the ultimate entertainer

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